• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    From Power to Prophetic...

    I should have read the reviews....I bought mine as an impulse buy without doing any research...apparently that was a mistake.
    Same thing has happened to me...I was riding one day and all of a sudden the headset volume controls stopped working and tracks started skipping around and the volume level would change by itself, both up and down. It was doing all kinds of things like trying to activate Siri on my phone, turning on the headset microphone (all of a sudden I could hear wind blasting in)....This actually happened before I started sweating that day, I had just left the driveway....but I suppose the headset controller may have been corroded/damaged internally from prior workouts and rides. From that point forward I have yet to get it to consistently work right again. Initially I was thinking maybe it was software related or perhaps bluetooth interference from another device or app, but have since ruled that out. SO....I now have a 149.95 set of wireless headphones that aren't working right after only a few months. I'm still in my warranty window, but if all I get is another pair, instead of my money back, then the warranty won't necessarily solve the problem in the long run.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage I wish I could get my money back

    I wish I could get my money back on these
    instead I have to bringing them to the Apple store and having them repaired.
    5 times this year already.
    Garbage headphones...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better sound, better battery life, easy to use but useless, cheap case

    I am upgrading from Powerbeats 1 and the first thing I noticed is the sound is SO much better. The mini-usb port no longer has a flimsy rubber cover (but is now exposed). The battery life is now 12 hours and pairing is extremely easy due to W1 chip compatibility. My only complaint is the cheap little rubber case - come on guys these cost $250 you can do better than that. Glad I kept the Powerbeats 1 case. Very happy so far.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3

    As a driver, I’ve had every Bluetooth known to man since the beginning practically. I have been extremely disappointed in the overall performance of these headphones. I haven’t had my set for 4months and I am already on my 2nd replacements!!!! In full disclosure the professionalism of the Apple customer service representatives is simply amazing ��.

    They actually make my frustrations pleasant. Please Apple take another look at these headphones & let’s do better. The sound quality is subpar, honestly my regular iPhone headphones are better for my environment. This shouldn’t be given the price range.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse product

    Biggest piece of junk for the money spent. Second pair and same problem. Only got them again because they were under warranty. Do not buy these

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    Just sent my second pair back to apple. Worked great till started shutting down by itself after 5 minutes. First pair I had just stopped working completely. Disappointed with apple on this product. Would like to see them fix the problems and issue replacements that will last more than 3 months.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Low Volume, but Good Quality

    I thought it has good quality but the volume is much lower than the beats urbeats... The battery is very good, 6 hours, thats good point!!!
    It may worth it... I am not sure if it is a good purchase, need to say.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really water/sweat resistant.

    If you sweat at all while you work out, like in any amount, expect to get about 3 to 4 solid months out of them. The headphones themselves are great and sound great when they work. Sadly the inline controls are what gives out and when it gives out it doesn't just stop working, instead you will get a random upshot in volume blasting your eardrums, or Siri will start speaking out of no where or your music will just stop or switch tracks. Seems like this would be a much better product if they incorporated the controls into the ear pieces themselves rather than the archaic inline controls, especially at the $199 price point.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    My second pair just failed with the volume randomly decreasing and erratic skipping of songs. At least the first pair had the decency to just die. These work just enough to interrupt your workout in the most annoying way possible.

    I wish I could give this zero stars. I can't believe Apple is still actively selling this junk.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't count how many times I've replaced.

    I have replaced these headphones so many times I have lost the receipt and have resorted to buying new and returning the old junk pair just trying to get my money's worth out of them. I bought them when they first released for $200 with every pair having the same problem and finally not taking a charge at all. I can believe apple would release something like this. I will never recommend another beats product even if they were my worst enemy. Complete let down beats and complete let down apple. Shame really.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy

    I originally bought PowerBeats 2 which constantly broke/wouldn't charge/wouldn't turn on, had them exchanged for PowerBeats 3 for no charge which was very nice of Apple but these are also terrible. They break constantly. The sound quality new isn't even that good. Don't waste your money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    two weeks of use

    Got these as a gift. They lasted just under 2 weeks.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just stopped working

    I usually spend £30 to £40 on headphones for running but decided to treat myself to a high end pair of wireless headphones. Big mistake, I spent £170 on these. The sizing of the buds mean that I can’t get bass as they don’t fit neatly in my ears. After a few months the battery life started to drop to the point I was getting 20mins of charge. This week they stopped working completely. Poor sound, poor fit, uncomfortable,, unreliable and overpriced. I want my money back, let’s see what happens.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have read more reviews before buying

    Googled "powerbeats 3 random volume" and ended up here. I sweat a lot during work outs and bought these specifically for gym use only. After about 2 weeks of use I noticed today when running that the volume started to randomly jump and songs started pausing and un-pausing. At first I though I was accidentally hitting the remote control. After resetting and repairing a few times I gave up and took them out.

    Really disappointing at this price point, don't think I will ever come back to beats again. They should at least remove the marketing around sweat resistance.

    "Sweat and water resistance provides the necessary durability for strenuous workouts and weather."
    "Sweat and water resistance to handle tough training."

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeat3 Ear buds

    I work out at least 5 days a weeks lots of cardio involved. These buds are not sweat proof as advertised and I could not forward to other songs or turn the volume up or down. Sometime the buds would not turn on or off. I exchanged twice with Verizon where I purchased them and the same problem continues. I'm very disappointed in the product and really want my money back. They are quite pricey but not worth the money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wind destroys mic

    When outside running or biking and the wind hits you while talking to someone you can hear the wind as well as the party your are speaking with. Important calls will make me stop what I am doing to be able to talk. Even casusal biking and a call will not be allowed due to the poor quality mic.

    The mic on these are the worst quality ever and the AirPods deliver a wind-cancelling which the "power" in Powerbeats should deliver. If this would have been fixed I would give the headset 5 stars out of 5. But paying this amount I want the whole nine yards and the mic does not cut it for me.

    Battery life, magical.. Fit is perfect... Mic is awful in windy outdoor conditions while doing "power"-stuff.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted one gym session - not sweat resistant at all!

    I had read the reviews for these earphones and decided not to get them. I then bought a Macbook and got to choose a free pair of headphones/earphones so I thought if they're free i'll try them.

    I had my first gym session with them, which was 40 minutes of cardio, by the time I got home the on/off button wasn't working and neither was the button for pausing/changing songs etc.

    Waste of money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good for user that sweats during exercise

    Replaced the earphones once after few weeks of usage. The replacement set started having problems like dropping volume, auto shut down, cannot change volume etc after 2-3 weeks of usage. I wonder if i should go back for another replacement set or just throw it away.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Headphones for Gym/sports enthusiasts

    I bought two pairs one for me, one for my brother. We both use them to go to gym and, after buying the first generation of Powerbeats, we were convinced these were going to exceed our expectations, considering the price. Within a week of using the headphones, the volume would uncontrollably decrease. It would cause my iPhone to go crazy with Siri and activate other functions of the phone. Hopelessly, i would reset the device over and over with no solution. Finally, after couple of days, the headphones just didn't turn on. The same exact thing happened to my brother's headphones a couple of weeks later. Before Apple bought the Beats brand, quality was definitely better. I would not recommend this product to anyone as they are advertised as sweat resistant and specifically for people who who do sports; yet they fail to to do their job.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT PURCHASE

    On my second pair of these headphones. Ive probably only gotten about 2 months worth of usage out of the pairs. The idea of the headphones is great, but these things are clearly not good for working out in. Sweat seems to kill the battery over time or cause glitches in the software. Not only that but the overall quality of the headphones is not great and have definitely had much louder, much cheaper headphones. Don't get me wrong them being wireless and all is great while working out until the things die on you. Wish I had bought something else.

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